U 1195


U 1195 was a type VIIC uboat laid down at Schichau Werke in Danzig in February 1943. She was launched seven months later, and commissioned under Oberleutnant zur see Karl-Heinz Schröter and 21. Unterseeboot Flottile in November 1943. After a year as school and training boat she was transferred to 11.Flotille in Bergen under Kapitänleutnant Ernst Cordes. She did one war patrol, and sunk a total of two ships for 18000 tons. In the English Channel she was spotted by the British destroyer HMS Watchman 6.April 1945 and had to submerge. Heavily shelled by the destroyers Hedgehog mortar, she was disabled and had to be abandoned. The crew had to make a risky evacuation, and only 18 men from the crew survived. The wreck rest today on a depth of 30 to 35 meter outside Portsmouth.

Former names:
U 1195

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
769 displ ( surfaced ) Danzig ( D ) 1943  ( D )

WGS84: 50°33′22.26 N 0°56′17.81 W
( Source: Wikipedia )

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